U.S. stock index futures dipped late Sunday, after President Donald Trump on Saturday issued executive orders on coronavirus aid that were quickly dismissed by Democrats and some Republican lawmakers. As of 7:30 p.m. Eastern, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were down about 50 points, or 0.2%, while S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq-100 futures dipped as well. Stocks were mixed on Friday, while the Dow gained 3.8% for the week, its biggest percent gain since June 5. The S&P 500 rose 2.5% for its biggest weekly percent climb since July 2; while the Nasdaq climbed 2.5%. Trump issued orders Saturday aimed at boosting the economy, but many lawmakers and experts said they were neither feasible nor legal. Meanwhile, earnings season is winding down, with just 13 S&P 500 companies and one Dow component scheduled to release quarterly earnings this week.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
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